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What Is Palmitoleate?

Palmitoleate, 16:1 c is the conjugate base of palmitoleic acid 16:1. It’s a long-chain monounsaturated cis fatty acid.

Palmitoleate has been found in human skeletal muscle, tissues, and in most biofluids.

cis-Isomer Of Palmitoleic Acid

16:1 c is also called cis-palmitoleic acid, it’s the cis-isomer of palmitoleic acid. It’s a monounsaturated fatty acid. (source)

Isomers are compounds with identical chemical formulas but different structures. The cis-isomer indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain. While the trans-isomer indicates that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. (source 🗗)

Where To Find Palmitoleate

Macadamia nuts and buckthorn seed oil contain the cis isomer of palmitoleic acid.(source 🗗)

You can also find palmitoleate in several other foods like cashew nut, pineapple, safflower, and cloves.

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out palmitoleate .

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